By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
22 teams will take part in the first edition of Ife Igbo Peace Football Competition in Awka, the Anambra State capital scheduled to kickoff on Saturday 18th November, 2023.
Mr. Osita Onuko, sponsor of the competition said the football fiesta was meant to foster unity and engender peace among Awka villages.
Onuko who is the Managing Director of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, ACTDA said the competition which would kick off on November 18 would give the players the platform to exhibit their talents and keep youths busy till the end of the year.
He said the Ife Igbo Awka Peace football competition is part of the campaign against the menace of cultism which had become a worrisome social vice in the town.
Onuko disclosed that winners in the competition would go home with One Million Naira, Five Hundred Thousand Naira and Three Hundred Thousand Naira respectively for their efforts.
The teams that would participate in the competition include, ACTDA, Umudioka, Umueri, Umuanaga, Umuogwali, Umuenechi, Umuokpu, Umubelle, Achallorji, Umuogbu, Umuayom and Umuogbunu
Others are: Umuzocha, Ifite-awka, Amachalla, Umuoramma, Umukwa, Amudo, Amikwo, Omuko, Umuike and Umunnamoke
The opening game will take place at the Awka Township Stadium while the group games will take place at Ayom na Okpala and All Saints Anglican Church football fields.
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